Saekano S2 Review — C+

The harem completes all the routes in the visual novel.

See what I said for the first season. I’ll emphasize again that I appreciate that the show is well aware of the tropes it delves into. This season ended up being a bit dark actually, with the main character acting quite like an actual light novel protagonist and consequently nearly destroying a number of his relationships.

Katou continues to be best girl, if anything she was even more brutal towards the main character than she was in the first season.

I didn’t care for the parts about the creative work as much though. These kids are in high school… they should just have fun and hone their craft. I think it’s a terrible lesson that children need to focus everything on their art if they want to survive in a dog eat dog world. Seriously people, just chill. It’ll be ok if you don’t join the staff of the world’s greatest video game as a sophomore in high school.

Also, be warned, don’t immediately drop this after the first episode… they have a skippable fanservice episode just like the first season did.

  • Storytelling – C – Lots of talking… didn’t care for the parts solely about careers.
  • Voice – B – Like the take on the harem.
  • Characters – B – Great set of characters.
  • Attention Grab – C – Lost me a bit in the middle.
  • Production – B – Looks fine.
  • Overall – C+

RecommendationsOregairu,  Inou Battle

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